PilotYid needs your help if it's ever going to grow. For example, a kosher traveler could benefit from a list of Kosher restaurants for various cities, or perhaps a listing of local synagogues. If you would like to help support PilotYid by creating and adding English or Hebrew texts to the Software Collection please keep reading.
Most of the text files in our Software Collection are in the PalmOS 'DOC
' format (see question #4
) which is the standard document format for the Palm. Surprisingly enough, creating DOC files is a pretty simple process. You start with a simple text file that you can create in any text editor, or if you want to use a word processor such as Microsoft Word, you can save it as a text file (.txt) using the 'Save As...' command in the 'File' menu. Then you just have to use one of the many available DOC converters to convert your text file to a Palm DOC file. There are converters available for just about every major operating system. Some of the converters have a simple text editor built-in so that you can create the file and convert it, all inside one program. For a very good list of these converters (including a converter that will convert directly from MS
Word files) see memoware.com's page at: http://www.memoware.com/mw.cgi/?screen=help_create
If you're using MS
Windows then I personally recommend BigDoc, MakeDocW, and TWord (created by a PilotYid user).
Some of the Hebrew text files in the Software Collection were created by scanning a Hebrew text into a computer and then converting the image to the Palm Image Viewer format, which is the standard graphic format for the PalmOS. This avoids the need for Hebrew Support to be installed on your Palm in order to read the file (although the file tends to take up more memory on the Palm, since it is an image rather than text.). One good program for converting images to the Palm Image Viewer format is the FireViewer converter from: http://www.firepad.com/products/fireconverter/ Note:
If you do create files that belong in the Software Collection, please send them to me at Ari@pilotyid.com
so that I can put them up on PilotYid, allowing other Jewish palm users to download them here. Thanks.